As we approach spring and the growing season begins, we have started a new initiative #growwithsuzietesco. We are working with 19 local schools and nurseries that are actively growing vegetables and flowers to enhance children’s outdoor learning. Our main partnership is with B&Q Parkhead who are not only giving us Manager’s Specials but donations too! Our other partners are Jewson, Johnstones Paints, Scotbark, Alba Engineering, A&S Scaffolding, OneBelow and Ashlea Landscaping who are donating supplies. We are also buying equipment with funds raised from our community bookcase in-store which will help create beautiful gardens and growing spaces.
Our main focus is on Parkhill Secondary ASN School, Parkhead Community Nursery, Bridgeton Family Learning Centres and Westercraigs Nursery. Watch out for our upcoming fundraisers!
Last month we gave out over 250 frozen turkey crowns to organisations that are helping others, Thorntons chocolates and Ribena juices to local foodbanks, organisations, nurseries and 14 of our local primary schools received bags of sweeties as a wee treat for the children. Brand new clothing and shoes were donated to Help The Homeless Glasgow to help families living in hostels, and Carntyne Credit Union Clothing Bank.
At the time of going to print, we have just received very generous donations of £500 from the Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation and £500 from Alba Engineering. Many thanks!
Take care everyone and follow our social media pages for updates. Susan.
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